The Terry Fox Run in Central Saanich happens next weekend and organizers are encouraging locals to come out for the annual event.
“We will have registration from 8 to 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14 and we’re expecting around three or four hundred people out to Centennial Park,” said organizer Connie Hardy, adding that she hopes to maybe see bigger numbers if there is still no end in sight for back-to-school.
“Kids normally do a run with their school later in September so this is a great opportunity for them to still be involved if school isn’t back in yet.”
Run participants, Hardy continued, will have the opportunity to choose a five, eight or 10 km route and walk participants will enjoy a 5 km flat walk.
“The walk route is pretty much suitable for everyone, even wheelchairs,” Hardy said.
“Even if you can’t run or walk, you’re more than welcome to just come and enjoy the day.”
The run and walk will be followed by a pancake breakfast (courtesy of the Central Saanich Lions), a head shave and door prizes.
“It’s just a really super community event,” Hardy said.
“A family can come out and participate in it together and all the funds go directly to the Terry Fox Foundation and cancer research.”
Registration for the run or walk is by donation only. Dogs are welcome at the event. Pledge forms and route maps are available at terryfox.org/Run/_BritishColumbia_.html. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.